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Author Shell, Jacob, 1983- author.

Title Transportation and revolt : pigeons, mules, canals, and the vanishing geographies of subversive mobility / Jacob Shell.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, 2015.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (207 pages) : illustrations, map.
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Series Mobility studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Mules and upland banditry -- Transportation across intermediate states of matter -- Elephants, shat khats, and seas of mud -- Camels and granules -- The Asian elephant in Africa: paths not taken -- Many-headed monsters and guerrilla sled dogs -- Pidgin coalitions -- Unmappable mobility and the elements: six geographies of possibility -- Fly-boaters, filibusters, and canals -- Britain's missing ship canal era -- Railroads versus canals -- Canal people -- Ribbonists, Fenians, and waterways -- Dempingen -- Chenangoes: the replanning of freight flows in New York City -- Why doesn't New York City have a subway system for freight? -- The Chenangoes of throttled! -- Casual harbor work, shadow manufacturing, and comprehensive planning -- Transshipment of uranium -- Contrasting visions of transport labor.
Summary "Modes of transportation understood, by political regimes in different times and places, as intrinsically useful for clandestine movement, subversive mobility, and smuggling for revolt. Contents: Chapters look at canal transportation, several types of animal transportation (mules, elephants, camels and sled-dogs are all treated at some length), and inner-city freight-carrying infrastructure"--Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Transportation and state -- History.
Transportation -- Social aspects.
Subversive activities -- Prevention.
Smuggling -- Prevention.
Pack animals (Transportation)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Shell, Jacob. Transportation and revolt : pigeons, mules, canals, and the vanishing geographies of subversive mobility. Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, 2015 Mobility studies 9780262029339 (DLC)18731763
ISBN 9780262029339 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780262330404 (e-book)

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